Called out the volunteer militia by riding through the night alone on horseback at the age of 16 alerting the countryside to the burning of Danbury, Conn. by the British. Placed by Enoch Crosby Chapter, DAR Presented by Anna Hyatt Huntington, 1961.
RESOURCES & FURTHER INFO
Note: Sybil's name is also spelled Sibbel, Sibbell (on her gravestone) or Sibyl. (It seems odd to us, but apparently the Colonials were much looser with spelling rules.)
More info on Anna Hyatt Huntington:
Many of Huntington's statues are in museums. Huntington's The Holy Family Resting - The Flight Into Egypt , is in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Her El Cid , is in Balboa Park , San Diego, California, and José Mart , is in Central Park , New York City.
Map of the route of Sybil Ludington's ride was based on the map shown at http://www.ahsd25.k12.il.us/womenshistory/ludington.html Accessed April 7, 2011
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sybil_Ludington Accessed March 30 2011. Accessed April 7, 2011
The True Story of Paul Revere by Charles Gettemy http://www.earlyamerica.com/lives/revere/ Accessed April 7, 2011